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Information about Ocracoke Island, NC; Information about living on Ocracoke–a barrier island off the North Carolina coast in Hyde County

November issue now available

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The November print issue of the Ocracoke Observer hits the stands this morning. The Ocracoke Coffee shop, Variety Store, Slushy Stand, The Magic Bean,...

Ocracoke bound ferry schedules to change on Tuesday

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Beginning Tuesday, March 31, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry System will adopt a new set of schedules to respond to Gov. Roy Cooper’s...

Plastic debris takes a toll on marine life

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By Pat Garber Paddling along the shore­line of Ocracoke Island, I saw an armor-clad knight waving from a hummock of spartina grass. I stopped and...

Park Service summer programs open to all

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Free summer programs with the National Park Service have started and continue through Sept. 5. Meet at the Visitor Center unless other location noted. Attendees are asked...

Ocracoke Preservation Society annual wassail party and quilt raffle today

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here Dec. 10. The Ocracoke Preservation Society will hold its annual Wassail Party today in...

OVFD celebrates its 50th anniversary today

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The Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department, 822 Irvin Garrish Hwy., will hold an open house today from 2 to 4 p.m. to celebrate its 50th anniversary.   This is...

OCBA hires new executive director

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The Ocracoke Civic and Business Association has hired Ocracoke Islander Helena Stevens as executive director following a four-month search.  Stevens was selected from among six...

Holiday lights honored in Island Celebration

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One businesses and four island residences were awarded prizes Wednesday night in the Island Celebration, a judging of holiday lights, sponsored by the Ocracoke Civic...

The Ocracoke Health Center to hold flu shot clinic October 1

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The Ocracoke Health Center will  hold a flu shot clinic on October 1, 2014 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The health center files Medicare, NC Medicaid, Tricare, United...